by Lori Cassia-Decker, Executive Director, Angels of Light
Dear Friend of our Community, During this past year, we have all faced many challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite these hard times, we can look forward to the love and joy that the holidays will bring. This year, all of our Angels of Light families not only had to face the hardships of Covid-19, but also have to care for a child with a life threatening illness. More than likely, these children will be spending the holidays in the hospital, undergoing serious treatments such as chemotherapy, or are at home in isolation. Our mission at Angels of Light is to provide holiday giving to children with life threatening illnesses and their families, and to make it as special and memorable as possible. Sadly, for many children, it will be their last holiday shared with their loved ones. By making a donation of any kind, you will directly help to take away the stress felt by these families so that they are able to spend more quality time together. We need your help more than ever this year to help make the wishes of these beautiful children come true. How can you help? Silent Auction: We are so excited that our Silent auction is LIVE until November 22nd. Place a bid or purchase a raffle ticket on one (or all) of these amazing items. Check back daily to for new items. (Stay tuned for the Mountain Bike from Bikeway, a limousine service, and many more to come!) Click here to go to our Silent Auction. Sponsorship: By choosing one of our sponsorship levels, you are helping us to financially provide holiday giving for these families and giving them more time to share special memories. Sponsors will be thanked on our website & social media. Click on this link to learn more! Click here for our Sponsorship letter. Not sure what to buy a loved one this holiday season? There is nothing better than the gift of giving! Make a donation in honor of someone or find the perfect gift on our Silent Auction! Giving Tree: Stop in to one of our Giving Tree locations & pick out an ornament. Purchase that gift, then return the unwrapped gift with the receipt. These gifts will then be delivered to the family that is on that tree. Donation Box Locations: Have some spare change? Every penny counts! Look out for one of our donation boxes at one of these businesses listed. No donation is too small! As always, no donation is too small! To donate, click on this link to go to our website, mail in a check to P.O. Box 345, Millbrook NY, 12545, or simply donate on our Facebook! All donations support families in the Hudson Valley.
Thank you for your generous support, sponsorship, and for helping us to carry out our mission of providing holiday giving for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.
You are making a difference in the lives of families and children in our community. _______________________________________ Angels of Light is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Many of our families come from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Sparrow’s Nest, Ryan’s Foundation, Vassar Brother’s Pediatric Oncology, Hospice, Make-a-Wish, Rocky Strong, and many more. With the help from our volunteers, community, and you, we have grown to delivering over 3,000 gifts each holiday season.